Book Festival back with Patterson, used books and more


The West Virginia Book Festival returns this weekend to the Charleston Coliseum with book-related activities, readings, a book sale and an appearance by author James Patterson.

It’s a busy weekend at the Charleston Coliseum with the return of the West Virginia Book Festival. Sponsored by Kanawha County Public Library, the annual festival celebrates books and reading. The festival begins Friday morning with writing workshops. In the afternoon, there will be a reading and discussion of “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility,” featuring several women writers featured in the book. Saturday, the annual KCPL used book sale begins at 8 a.m. and there will be workshops, discussions and talks with this year’s headlining authors, James Patterson and Orson Scott Card. Admission into the festival is free. For more information, including a complete schedule, visit

Funerals for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ball, Sherman - 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel United Methodist Church.

Clay, Karen - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Clonch, Daniel - 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Harvey, Joseph - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

McClung, L. Bruce - Noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Mills, Ambra - 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Pitsenbarger, Cindy - 7 p.m., Solid Rock Worship Center, Oak Hill.

Sowards, Teresa - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Stilwell, Jason - 3 p.m., Strange Creek Cemetery, Strange Creek.

Vacheresse, Robert - 12:30 p.m., procession to leave Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Vaughan, Darlene - 10 a.m., Cross Lanes Baptist Church, Cross Lanes.